Yesterday, the Atlantic posted 2012’s most infuriating words and while the list is hilarious, we want to know: who’s actually using the words? Team Brokelyn won’t play into your lexicographical trends! We’re superior to pleb words like “curvy” and “disrupt.” And don’t get us started on “artisanal.” DON’T GET US STARTED! We called for its eradication back in May.
Not that it did us any good: the word is here to stay for the foreseeable future. And at least one artisan out there, artisanal pencil sharpener David Rees scoffs at the hatred of the word. When reached for comment, he responded “I don’t care what the Atlantic says — I’m getting paid.”
One of the most infuriating words on the list is “twee.” We’ve never once used that word in a serious context. In fact, we used it as a weapon, because things like hayride weddings in the woods and jars of buttons SHOULD be mocked. We said it here making fun of NY Mag, here making fun of a girl’s Kickstarter for her birthday party and here making fun of scents for guys.